The Visible Poetry Project was founded in 2017 with the goal of bringing together a collective of filmmakers to create a series of videos that present poems as short films. Drawing from works created by renowned poets as well as emerging poets, the Visible Poetry Project strives to make poetry accessible, exploring how we can recreate and experience poems through the medium of film. Throughout the month of April - National Poetry Month - we release one visual poem each day. An exercise in translation and a reclamation of both poetic and film discourses, the films explore how we read, interpret, visualize, and hear poetry.
We will be screening a selection of 8 - 10 of our short films at Junior High, followed by a brief Q&A panel with local artists involved in the project. All are welcome!